Paintings, Pastels & Drawings
*One Week Exhibition*
Carlos Almaraz was born in Mexico City in 1941, moving with his family to Los Angeles when he was nine. After studying at Loyola Marymount University and UCLA, Almaraz received his MFA from the Otis College of Art and Design. Along with Frank Romero, Gilbert Lujan, and Roberto de la Rocha he formed the artist collective known as “Los Four” in 1973 in order to bring Chicano street art to the mainstream. In 1974 their exhibition at the LACMA marked the country's first show of Chicano art at a major institution. Almaraz went on to work for Cesar Chavez painting banners and murals for the United Farm Workers Union. In 1984 he was honored with a major solo exhibition at the L.A. Municipal Art Gallery. His work blends elements of Mexican and Native American mythologies along with contemporary Chicano culture. The exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery is comprised of paintings, pastels and drawings from the 70s and 80s. Almaraz will also be featured in corresponding Pacific Standard Time exhibitions, including “MEX/LA: Mexican Modernism(s) in Los Angeles 1930-1985” at the Museum of Latin American Art, “Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Art Movement” at the Fowler Museum.